Sound Devices: Why JeffRepeater Loves His Native Instruments Maschine

JeffRepeater is a local DJ and electronic music producer.

“Native Instruments Maschine is a software and hardware hybrid which provides for a flexible creative audio environment. The MIDI and sampling capabilities allow me to keep innovating creatively. It is also usable in the studio with the Maschine software for producing and also to trigger cue points and FX in the Traktor DJ software to play live, or any other MIDI capabilities for that matter.” – JeffRepeater

Each week, Cory Perla of The Public asks a local musician to tell us why they love their favorite piece of gear.

Sound Devices: Why wZa Loves His Custom Roland MV-8800

wZa is hip-hop producer and member of the Buffalo-based hip-hop groups Radarada and Death Picnic. His solo debut full length, AzN CHiKz, comes out this winter.

“I love this piece of equipment because it is very versatile and has it’s own unique sound. Not a lot of other beatmakers I know use one as their main piece of gear, so it helps separate my sound from other producer’s sound. It’s also great because it works perfectly for live performance with the bands I play in — Radarada and Death Picnic. It’s great in the studio or my bedroom when I’m making my own beats. I also love it because it has my own design to it, so when I play it, I feel pretty cool.” – wZa

Editor’s note: Each week, Cory Perla of The Public asks a local musician to tell us why they love their favorite piece of gear.